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Nigerian striker Osimhen moves to Napoli from Lille

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Italian Serie A outfit Napoli have finished the signing of Victor Osimhen from French Ligue 1 side Lille with a reported transfer fee up to 80 million euros, as both clubs confirmed on Friday. The Nigerian international, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for …

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Tests rule out serious injury for Barca defender Lenglet

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | There was good news for FC Barcelona on Monday when tests showed that central defender Clement Lenglet has only suffered a minor groin injury and will be fit for their Champions League return leg game against Napoli on August 8. Lenglet was forced out of Barca’s …

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Griezmann earns Barcelona 1-1 draw at Napoli

Naples, Italy | AFP | Antoine Griezmann struck to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday. Frenchman Griezmann struck just before the hour mark for Barca in Naples after Dries Mertens had put the hosts ahead in the 30th minute with his …

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Napoli beat holders Liverpool in Champions League opener

Napoli 2⃣ Liverpool 0⃣ Naples, Italy | AFP | Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente scored late goals as Napoli defeated holders Liverpool 2-0 in Tuesday’s opening round of Champions League group stage matches. Mertens converted a penalty on 82 minutes and Llorente added a second in stoppage time as Napoli gained …

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Emery braced for backlash from Ancelotti’s Napoli

Naples, Italy | AFP | Arsenal coach Unai Emery warned his side are braced for a backlash from Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, the last Italian team left in Europe this season, who are two goals down going into their Europa League quarter-final, second leg tie in Naples on Thursday. “Ancelotti is a …

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Maradona shows support for racism victim Koulibaly

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Diego Maradona has given his backing to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese international was subjected to racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters last week. Argentina great Maradona, who won the Serie A title with Napoli in 1987 and 1990, posted a picture …

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